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Curry Up Now opens in San Ramon with craft-cocktail bar brand

Location transitions from food truck to full brick-and-mortar restaurant with Mortal & Pestle bar

Indian fast-casual chain Curry Up Now opened a new restaurant in San Ramon, Calif. The new unit at 6000 Bollinger Canyon Road in the City Center Bishop Ranch shopping center will include the brand’s Mortar & Pestle craft cocktail bar.

The Curry Up Now menu features fusion-Indian dishes, providing a twist on traditional Indian cuisine—from Tikka Masala Burritos to Deconstructed Samosas. There are also traditional plates, including Thali Platters, Kathi Rolls and Family Style Entrees.

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By having a Mortar & Pestle, the San Ramon Curry Up Now offers an appealing adult beverage program, including 24 local brews on tap. Signature cocktails offered include the Mortar & Pestle, Escape from the Bay, Junkyar Heart, Ambika’s Grove, and several others. From a concept perspective, Curry Up Now is one of the few fast casual chains that also has a craft cocktail program in the restaurant, says the chain.

The San Ramon Curry Up Now’s opening in 2020 was delayed due to the pandemic. In the meantime, the fast-casual chain set up a food truck to serve theTri-Valley community in the City Center Bishop Ranch shopping center.

“We’ve put a lot of work into this store over the past year and are extremely excited to open our doors to the San Ramon community,” said Akash Kapoor, co-founder, chief executive and chief troublemaker for Curry Up Now. “We’ve incorporated a ton of unique and innovative elements to this location, like specific dishes only available on the San Ramon menu, table-side ordering and in-store robots that help deliver the food to your table.”

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The Mortal & Pestle at City Center Bishop Ranch marks the Indian street-food chain’s fourth location.

Founded in 2009, Curry Up Now recently celebrated its 12th anniversary in September. The franchise started by Akash and Rana Kapoor, a husband-and-wife team, has grown their enterprise to include several food trucks, 19 restaurants and several digital kitchens.

Curry Up Now, 6000 Bollinger Canyon Road, City Center Bishop Ranch, San Ramon, CA 94583

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